Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sicatra - The Hidden Library of Markantos - Game Session 1



Adventuring Party
Bashir Al-Sah’a’den (PC – Desert Elf Scout/Holy Warrior of Justice)
Corvin Marateh (PC – Human Wizard)
Monroe (PC – Human Mystic Archer)
Riggney Flathammer (PC – Dwarven Cleric of Justice)
Tanner Tuckleberry (PC – Halfling Theif)

Vandro Elin (NPC – Human – Scholar)

Note: This was ran as a MIB demo at Atomic Comics Emporium on Free RPG Day

The Story So Far… Vandro hired Bashir as his personal bodyguard in the city of Kejj. The two then recruited Corvin, Monroe, Riggney, and Tanner to seek out the lost library of Markantos. Taking a scow from Tuvath they made their way to the Starcrest Ocean only to encounter a terrible storm near the end of their journey which sunk the ship and threw the crew into the rollicking seas. But luck was with them and they washed up on the shores of Markantos…



Bashir, Corvin, Monroe, Riggney, & Tanner
Weather: 94º F; 17 mph winds from the south; overcast
Second Month, 12th Day, 790 of the Fifth Age
The Island of Markantos, Starcrest Ocean


After getting the basics of survival covered (and avoiding a terrible nest of hellwasps – rat-sized insects) and Vandro calmed down when he became hysterical the PCs decide to circumnavigate the island to get a better view of where they are. As they map the area, a krake (a giant squid capable of generating electricity from its body) beaches itself and begins to attack them. The fighting is fierce and Corvin eventually puts it down with a concussive blast, but not before Riggney is killed.

Riggney is summoned to the halls of his god, Johren who sends him “back” with information on the Book of Jamishad and the Library of Markantos including a magical map that appears as a tattoo on his right arm. Realizing that Vandro panicked during the battle and ran off toward the jungle. Tracking down the rogue librarian, Bashir and the rest of the PCs find his mutilated and skinned corpse hanging from a tree. Tanner finds one of the librarian’s pouches and shows the others (it contains an odd looking octagonal tablet). All of the PCs but Corvin get spooked all of sudden and hide when a small pygmy comes upon them. Angry, it shoots a dart at Corvin and nails him in the pelvis. The poison causes him to go unconscious instantly. When the others shoo the pygmy away it flees toward the jungle. Riggney removes the poison via a spell. Seconds later the sound of angry squeaks and howls can be heard and Bashir and Monroe scream for everyone to run. The bush explodes into a horde of pygmies who chase down the unlucky PCs – at least until they reach a river. Riggney commands a pygmy into the water after they appear afraid and it’s instantly devoured by a school of piranha. Carefully crossing the stream they continue to follow Riggney’s “map” until they find the library of Markantos itself.


Bashir, Corvin, Monroe, Riggney, & Tanner
Weather: 94º F; 17 mph winds from the south; overcast
Second Month, 12th Day, 790 of the Fifth Age
The Library of Markantos, Markantos Island, Starcrest Ocean


Finding a way into the library, they clambor up and inside. Despite the devilish nature of the clockwork trap before them (a meteoric iron razor wire mesh), Tanner and Bashir manage to conquer it. Once in the hallway, they begin exploring until a corridor full of mushrooms explode and rouse the giant spiders nearby. After a series of unfonrnuate mishaps with magic, Corvin ends up in another room separated from his fellow delvers. The rest of the PCs mop up the spiders and Corvin summons a cloud of burning ash that ignites the spider’s webbing killing their offspring before they can hatch. Digging through the fires they find a small pile of treasure and regroup to head to the only unopened door.

Weather: 94º F; 17 mph winds from the south; overcast
Second Month, 12th Day, 790 of the Fifth Age
The Library of Markantos, Markantos Island, Starcrest Ocean

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